Posts Tagged ‘endorse’
It Takes a Village of SFPD Cops to Escort Mayor Ed Lee’s Walks About the Corrupt Twitterloin – And Where’s Randy Shaw?Monday, April 15th, 2013
This is just part of the SFPD detail what follows Mayor Ed Lee about when he ventures into the corrupt Twitterloin.
As seen on Market Street at Sixth Friday AM:
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Do I think the SFPD is far too obsequious when dealing with San Francisco Mayors?
Do I understand why the the World’s Highest Paid Cops are that way?
Can you spell obsequious without IOU?
No. Try it.
Am I happy that the current appointed Mayor (appointed by handsome man-child Gavin Newsom (IQ: 95), who, of course, got his start into politics by getting appointed by WIllie Brown) doesn’t have the SFPD drive a god damn SUV to Montana or someplace on the taxpayer’s dime?
Am I happy that the current Mayor doesn’t treat the SFPD VIP security detail as kind of a personal motor pool, like when Gavin Newsom would get picked up at SFO in the GM hybrid SUV shortly after other elements of the SFPD chauffeured the then “First Lady” (which really isn’t the right phrase since she wasn’t even married to the Mayor at the time – she was First Girlfriend, let’s say, you know, at the time) to and from, I’m srsly, Quince restaurant in the stretched Lincoln Town Car?
Am I surprised to see that corrupt Randy Shaw* of the corrupt Tenderloin Housing Clinic (it’s budgeted for 95 million taxpayer dollars or something? All that for a clinic? Srsly?) isn’t lining up to hail our Dear Leader / WalkSF / SFGov right here?
Yes, a little.
And, does it look like WalkSF has taken a page from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition right down to the exact amount of an annual membership and the highly similar official “____ To Work Day?”
And will tiny WalkSF feel pressure to endorse Ed Lee for Mayor the same way the SFBC did?
[UPDATE: Well, it looks as if this was a simple Tweeting mistake, per Brock Keeling of SFist. I wasn’t up-to-speed on this. Nevertheless, all this Twitter Tax real estate Biz Stone endorsement stuff the past year is a fucking embarrassment for the City of San Francisco.]
What’s Twitter Founder Biz Stone up to today – is he spamming Twitter to boost the election chances of Interim Mayor and “Twitter-tax” tax-cutter Ed Lee?
It sure looks that way:
Is Biz making all these Tweets himself, or is a robot doing it?
Looks like a robot’s doing it, since there are so many Tweets:
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Now, you know what’s funny about the whole corrupt Twitterloin real estate deal is that the “job-killing” “Twitter Tax” was signed into law back in 2004 by former Mayor / Ed Lee mentor Gavin Newsom.
Isn’t that funny?
Anyway, here’s some of the background:
Is this another case of Ed Lee Getting It Done?
Does Biz Stone realize what he’s doing?
Does he realize what this looks like?
OMG, the Biggest Member of San Francisco’s “City Family,” the SEIU, Endorses Avalos & Yee, Also Dufty, Rejects Mayor Ed LeeMonday, August 15th, 2011
“The delegates were in support of both Supervisor John Avalos and State Senator Leland Yee, both progressives with strong labor credentials and records, both having been in SEIU at one time, and both friends. The delegates reasoned that with so many candidates in the race, neither could win without the others second votes, so they made a dual endorsement of them, asking members and supporters to vote their choice of first or second between them.”
So yes, I did read this wrong.]
All right, tell me if I’m reading this fresh release the wrong way:
“City Workers Endorse Yee for Mayor – SEIU 1021 reject Lee, back Yee in Mayor’s Race
SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Leland Yee has landed the first choice endorsement of the largest organization of city workers – Service Employees International Union (SEIU 1021) – in his campaign for San Francisco Mayor. The move by the 54,000 member union is a complete rejection of the city’s top official, interim Mayor Ed Lee.
The endorsement comes after Yee has landed virtually every major labor endorsement in the race, including the California Nurses Association, California School Employees Association, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council, Laborers International Union, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Communication Workers of America, and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, among others.
Yee has also been endorsed by the major environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and San Francisco Tomorrow.
“I am proud to be the labor candidate in this race and honored to receive the endorsement from SEIU 1021 and our city’s workforce, who run our city and provide us essential services,” said Yee. “SEIU 1021 represents some of our lowest paid and hardest working employees, including healthcare workers, nurses, and janitors. Together, we have fought to ensure greater transparency and accountability at City Hall and within state government. I look forward to working with SEIU as we move San Francisco forward.”
“Clearly, Leland Yee is the best choice to stand up for working families,” said Jim Stearns, Yee’s campaign manager. “Unlike some candidates, Leland doesn’t believe public employees are the enemy and he’ll fight for good-paying jobs and benefits for those who provide essential services to San Francisco residents.”
SEIU 1021 also endorsed John Avalos as a first or second choice and Bevan Dufty as a third choice.
SEIU 1021 was founded in 2007 when 10 local unions came together in northern California to form one larger, more powerful union. SEIU 1021 represents public service workers in cities, counties, courts, schools, private non-profits, special districts, public health care, and nursing.
Yee immigrated to San Francisco at the age of 3. His father, a veteran, served in the US Army and the Merchant Marine, and his mother was a local seamstress. Yee graduated from the University of California – Berkeley, then earned a Ph.D. in Child Psychology, and later served in various mental health and school settings. He and his wife, Maxine, have raised four children who all attended San Francisco public schools. Yee has served in the State Legislature, Board of Supervisors and Board of Education.”
Is this news? Well, it’s news to me.
Of course, it’s always nice to have a former Mayor’s endorsement, right?
Brent Begin has the deets. (Let me tell you, in this context, and, really every context having anything to do with who becomes an elected official, the term “staffer” is highly pejorative. Highly, highly pejorative. Pretty much it’s calling Ed Lee a mayoral usurper. Oh, and “competent” is thrown in there as well. S’pose that’s better than incompetent, but Jesus Christ. Just saying.)
Here it is:
“I’ve been Mayor of San Francisco and I know that it’s no easy task. I saw our great City through its recovery after the Loma Prieta Earthquake, working hard to create affordable housing, and undertaking major improvements to our City’s infrastructure.
I know what it takes to do this job. It takes the ability to stand up and fight for what you believe in, independent of special interests. That’s why I believe that Dennis Herrera is the Mayor that San Francisco needs.
As our City Attorney, Dennis has exposed fraud, waste, abuse and corruption in City government, and recovered millions of dollars for San Franciscans. He will be an independent voice in City Hall and bring integrity and honesty to the Mayor’s office.
Now more than ever, our City needs leadership experience and an honest government. It’s time that we return to a City governed by independence and not by power brokers or special interests.
Dennis has shown that he knows every facet of City government and how it should serve all our neighborhoods. That’s why I’m supporting him for Mayor.
I look forward to seeing you at his campaign headquarters and on street corners as we work to elect him as our next Mayor. A campaign is only as strong as its supporters and your efforts will be essential to our success.
Thanks for all that you do,
Former Mayor of San Francisco”